Buchla - 292e: Quad Dynamics Manager
The 292e Quad Dynamics Manager is functionally identical to the original 292, with the addition of two new features: Velocity control and parameter storage.
The 292e sports four independent voltage-controlled amplifiers. Each
has a signal input and output, a control voltage input that varies the
unit’s gain from -120dB to 3dB, an offset adjustment, and a velocity
input. The latter adds further control to the gain when employed and is
transparent when unconnected.
A switch selects one of three operating modes: straight gate (VCA),
lowpass filter (VCF), or a combination of the two, in which the spectral
response varies as the gain is changed.
Frequency domain gating imparts a dynamic tonal variation that gives
the listener a sense of absolute loudness. This quality is
characteristic of all acoustic instruments (the harder you strike,
pluck, or blow, the richer the overtone structure). A mix of the four
output signals is also provided.
The settings of the 292e can be stored and recalled using the 225e or 206e Preset Manager.